Long-established UK (now 50% Australian-owned) brand Ilford Imaging, originally in the photographic and prepress sectors, has released a new range of Ilford Galerie Décor canvas in rolls from 24-inch (610mm) through to 64-inch (1625mm), targeted at the expanding home décor market.
|Founded 140 years ago in Ilford, UK, the Imaging company is now part Australian-owned by CR Kennedy & Co.
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Growing demand by homemakers, interior designers and businesses wanting to enhance the spaces they work and live in with unique wall art has prompted Ilford to expand its commercial wide-format range with three new canvas surfaces: Glossy, Matt and Bright White.
The range is claimed to hit a sweet spot for wide-format printers, commercial labs and high-volume photo/fine art shops - between quality and price.
‘The Décor Canvas range delivers high image quality, it’s archival, and well-priced,’ says Marc Payet, general manager, consumer division for Ilford’s local distributor (and co-owner since 2014), CR Kennedy & Co.
The Ilford Galerie Décor range claims great stretchability for framing and resistance to folding crack, adds Payet. Its fast-drying characteristics are suitable for high-speed, high throughput workflows and a nanoporous coating reduces the impact of reflected light.
He also notes that there has been strong growth in large prints – up to 64-inch (1625mm width) – for photo reproduction and illustration, but businesses with 44 and 24-inch inkjet print capacity can also participate in the décor market.
The range consists of:
Ilford Galerie Décor Canvas Glossy (400gsm): a cotton/polyester blend canvas with a natural tint designed to offer high performance professional photographic and décor art reproduction printing. The glossy surface enhances depth and tonality for more vivid colours and deep blacks;
Ilford Galerie Décor Canvas Matt Cotton (370GSM): a 100 percent cotton canvas with a natural tint designed to offer high performance professional photographic and décor art reproduction printing. The structure of the matt surface has a subtle weave which enhances fine details;
Ilford Galerie Décor Canvas Bright White (380GSM): a cotton/polyester blend canvas with a bright white tint designed to offer high performance professional photographic and décor art reproduction printing. The matt structure of the surface produces a more decorative effect by enhancing details such as texture.
The Ilford Gallerie Decor Canvas range is available in 24, 44, 60 and 64-inch rolls.
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|Ilford originated as a photo-film firm